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This pioneering study of the evolution of blasphemy laws from the early Islamic empires to the present-day Taliban uncovers the history and questionable motives behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and calls for a return to the prophet Muhammad’s peaceful vision of social justice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface: The Ethnography of a Military State
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Pakistan'€™s Military State and Civil Society
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 2. Muhammad, the Messenger
  2. pp. 29-46
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  1. 3. Blasphemy Laws' Evolution
  2. pp. 47-72
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  1. 4. Colonial Origins, Ambiguities, and Execution of the Blasphemy Laws
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. 5. Risky Knowledge, Perilous Times: History’s Martyr Mansur Hallaj
  2. pp. 87-108
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  1. 6. Blasphemy Cultures and Islamic Empires
  2. pp. 109-132
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  1. Conclusion. The Affiliates: Where To?
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. Appendices
  1. 1. Fieldwork
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. 2. Text of Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws
  2. pp. 149-150
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  1. 3. A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
  2. pp. 151-152
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  1. 4. The Hudood Ordinance; Qanun-e Shahadat or the Law of Evidence
  2. pp. 153-154
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  1. 5. Fate of a Teacher Accused of Blasphemy to Be Decided Today
  2. pp. 155-156
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 157-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 195-204
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292745315
Related ISBN
9780292745308
MARC Record
OCLC
844923045
Pages
222
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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